Ex-NATO Secretary General Bullish on Blockchain as He Partners With Swiss Startup

Anders Fogh Rasmussen will advise the Swiss platform on identity two months after it released its proof-of-concept. Swiss blockchain identity network Concordium has hired former Danish prime minister and NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a strategic advisor, the company confirmed in a press release on March 20. The Concordium Foundation, the controlling entity […]

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WSJ Claim of $9 Mln Laundered Via Shapeshift Based on Flawed Investigation, Analysts Say

Analysts have accused the WSJ of using flawed investigative methods when reporting on alleged laundering via crypto exchange ShapeShift. Blockchain intelligence firm CipherBlade has accused the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) of using flawed investigative methods and thus overestimating the extent of alleged money laundering via crypto exchange ShapeShift. CipherBlade’s analysis of the WSJ report was […]

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Sirin Labs Partners With MyEtherWallet to Enhance Outreach of Blockchain Smartphone

The integration will see improved accessibility for users of Sirin’s Finney smartphone, with MEW becoming a featured wallet interface. Swiss developer Sirin Labs will integrate popular cryptocurrency interface MyEtherWallet (MEW) in its Finney blockchain smartphone, the company confirmed on social media on March 21. Sirin, which released Finney late last year, will now allow MEW […]

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Redditors Call Out Reported Scam on Blockchain-Based Prediction Platform Augur

At least one scammer is reportedly gaming other users on the blockchain-powered event betting platform Augur by creating deliberately invalid markets. At least one scammer is reportedly gaming other users on the blockchain-powered event betting platform Augur by creating deliberately invalid markets, according to a Reddit thread published on March 20. Created by the non-profit […]

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Facebook Posts Job Vacancy for Senior Lawyer With Blockchain, Payments Experience

The successful candidate will advise on partnership deals and overseas product expansion, as well as risk strategy. Facebook is seeking to hire a senior lawyer with experience in both blockchain and payments, a job description uploaded to its website this week confirms. Facebook, which has hinted about plans involving blockchain, cryptocurrency and payments across its […]

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Lightning Labs Releases Alpha Version of Lightning Offramp Solution Lightning Loop

Blockchain development company Lightning Labs announced the initial release of Lightning Network offramp Lightning Loop. Blockchain development company Lightning Labs has announced the initial release of the Lightning Network offramp Lightning Loop in a post on its blog published on March 20. Per the announcement, the software provides a non-custodial way to receive funds through […]

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Swiss Federal Assembly Approves Instructions on Cryptocurrency Regulation

Switzerland’s Federal Assembly has approved proposals to instruct lawmakers on cryptocurrency regulation. The legislative body of the Swiss government, the Federal Assembly, has approved a motion to instruct the Federal Council to adapt existing legislation for cryptocurrency regulation. Coitelegraph auf Deutsch reported on the development on March 20. The motion introduced by Liberal assemblyman Giovanni […]

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North Korean Dissidents Sell Ethereum-Based Post-Liberation Visas

North Korean political dissident group Cheollima Civil Defence is selling Ethereum-based visas valid for entering the country after its supposed liberation. North Korean political dissident group Cheollima Civil Defence (CCD) is selling Ethereum-based (ETH) visas for entering the country once it is supposedly liberated. The CCD’s website advertises a “Limited issuance of 200,000 anonymous blockchain […]

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